And don't get me started on either one. The sad thing about the 18-6 rout was that the Padres didn't really have a big 8 or 9 run inning; they just kept scoring. Doesn't that mean we should be throwing them different pitches? Or using different pitchers...oh wait...Fernando Nieve wasn't available, which explains the whole thing. NOT. We shouldn't be losing 18-6 to the Padres unless Adrian Gonzalez drives in all 18 runs.
And the very latest on the Oliver Perez situation: the ever-informative Peter Gammons is reporting that Scott Boras did approach the Mets a few weeks ago about putting Ollie on the DL and sending him to Florida to work with renowned sports psychologist Harvey Dorfman. Apparantly, Jeff Wilpon felt it wasn't appropriate.
So guys, we can't boo Oliver Perez anymore! It's getting to him! No matter how much he may suck, we might hurt his feelings. That's a shame.
With Jon Niese scheduled to make his return on Saturday, the Mets need to make a roster move anyway.
And Carlos Beltran is running at 80%....but I have to wonder if it's Carlos Beltran's definition of 80% or the Mets definition of 80%....because if it's Beltran's definition, he's only at 65%.
Mike Pelfrey is on the hill tonight: we have a chance!